Celestica, Inc. (CLS) stock falls, “Hold” rating reaffirmed by RBC Capital Markets Analysts

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) shares fell in early trading today on lower trade volume than normal after a number of analysts weighed in on the investing value of the stock and reiterated thier respective ratings.

Meanwhile, U.S. stocks opened significantly lower in early trading. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was 58 points lower, or 0.29% to 19895, the S&P 500 fell 7 points, or 0.28% to 2268, while the Nasdaq dropped 22 points, or 0.38% to 5542.

Analysts at RBC Capital Markets reiterated a Hold rating on shares of Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) in a reserach note to investors, making it one of the more actively watched stocks on Wall Street. The company currently has a rating of Hold on the stock. As a means of comparison, a number of other analysts have issued reports on the stock in recent days, and Celestica, Inc. has earned a consensus one-year price target of $12.24, less than the opening price of $12.27. Celestica, Inc. stock has a 52-week high of $12.59. Share prices sometimes get a jump to the upside when analysts reiterate coverage.

Shares of Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) opened at $12.27 yesterday trading between $12.25 and $12.33, and last traded at $12.26, which represents a drop of $0.04 over the previous closing price.

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) currently has a market cap of 1.72B.

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) Average Daily Trading Volume

8,927 shares crossed the trading desk yesterday, 71 percent below the norm, out of a total float 119,966,000. lower than normal. Look for trading volume to pick up in the coming days as investors often use increases in trading volume to identify heavy volume accumulation or distribution by institutional investors.

As with all potential breakouts, investors look for volume to be at least 40%-50% higher than normal on the breakout to show that fund managers and other professional investors are jumping in.

Institutional sponsorship commonly refers to ownership of a stock by mutual funds, banks, pension funds and other large institutions.

These instituitional investors have substantial teams of analysts that investigate thousands of stocks. Thus, watching their interests is a good way to ensure you are buying the right stocks.

Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) Moving Averages

A moving average can also act as support or resistance. In an uptrend a 50-day, 100-day or 200-day moving average may act as a support level, as shown in the figure below.

This is because the average acts like a floor (support), so the price bounces up off of it.

In a downtrend a moving average may act as resistance; like a ceiling, the price hits it and then starts to drop again.

By tracking the activity of these professional investors—and the moving averages they affect—it allows for traders to make more effective decisions on trades.

With that in mind, Celestica, Inc. (NYSE: CLS) now has a 50-day MA of $12.09 and 200-day MA of $11.11. It has traded in a 52-week range between $8.07 – 12.59 and today’s last price is 2.62%% lower than the 52 week high of $12.59.

Earnings growth is an important factor to consider when investing in stocks and investors seek companies that have raised their earnings at least 25% or more over the past 3 years.

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